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Girl, Get Your Face Off A Bus Bench: Real Estate Marketing Only Better

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Welcome to the Girl, Get Your Face off a Bus Bench podcast where we invite you to check your ego at the app, grab a cup of coffee and get ready to dive into all things real estate marketing, social media, friendship, hardship, love, money mindset, all the things that celebrate you as a badass boss babe.

Episode 60: What Millennials Look For As First Time Home Buyers
May 16 2022
Episode 60: What Millennials Look For As First Time Home Buyers
Millennials, they get kind of a bad rap don’t they? They also make up 43% of home buyers which is currently the largest percentage of any generation. What does this mean? It means those of us from Gen X and the Boomers have to learn to better understand them, if we want to work together with them, and ultimately if we want to have them as clients.    Things have changed rapidly over the last two decades with technology seemingly accelerating all the time. So of course the generations of kids growing up in a new technological age have changed. For those of us that fall into the Boomers and Gen X generations it looked a lot different growing up with no cell phones, no internet, no social media, and while most of us have adapted to these changes there can still be what almost amounts to a cultural gap between these “older” generations and the younger Millennials and Gen Z. The way things were done in the 70s and 80s are not how they are done today, and Millennials' expectations and desires have drifted away from the older ways of doing things, and this includes how they shop for and buy a house.    We sat down for a chat with a Millennial couple who recently bought their first house in Houston and asked them all about their home buying experience, what was important to them when considering buying a home, how they chose a Realtor, how they chose a lender, and basically walked through their entire experience with them. It was very enlightening to hear their perspective on the home buying experience. We are so excited to share this with you, let’s dive in!
Episode 54: Navigating Small Business Pivots, Motherhood Through Adoption And Home Renovation
Apr 4 2022
Episode 54: Navigating Small Business Pivots, Motherhood Through Adoption And Home Renovation
We are so excited to share this conversation with you. Kristi interviewed Melissa Oholendt of Oho Interiors, and this is just an amazing, authentic and vulnerable conversation. You might want to grab some tissues for this one. We dive deep into Melissa’s journey from a 9-5 into small business, her pivot from one small business to another small business, motherhood, her struggles with infertility, mental health and how in the world she stays sane with all this, while remodeling every corner of her house and sharing the whole process on social media.    Melissa left a corporate job in her 20’s when she was feeling unfulfilled in her career, and was really seeking a creative outlet. She went on to start a photography business that was absolutely amazing, and wildly successful and was even voted one of the top photographers in the world by Bride’s Magazine. After Melissa and her husband adopted their daughter she decided it was time to pivot again when photography was no longer serving her and her family. In 2019 she started her interior design business called Oho Interiors in the Minneapolis area, which blew up almost immediately.    Melissa’s eye for design, talent and humor are all things that will make you fall in love with her and her Instagram page is filled with all of that. Get ready to pull back the curtain on what it really looks like to transition from one career to another, the juggle of motherhood, entrepreneurship and everything in between. Oh, and don’t forget to listen to the end where she shares a BIG announcement!   You can find Melissa on Instagram @oho_house and her website www.ohointeriors.com